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Mobile & Wireless

Brazilian smartphone market grows 78 percent in 2012

Friday 15 March 2013 | 15:31 CET | News
According to a study on the Brazilian mobile phone market, released by IDC, smartphone sales grew 78 percent in 2012 compared with the previous year. A total of 16 million smartphones were sold in the country, compared with 9 million handsets in 2011. Total sales of mobile handsets in Brazil in 2012 reached 59.5 million. Of this total, 43.5 million were feature phones (traditional mobile phones) and 16 million were smartphones. The conventional mobile phone sales fell by 25 percent in the same period, falling from 58 million units in 2011 to 43 million in 2012 According to the IDC study, Brazil is the fifth largest smartphone market this year, behind only China, the U.S., the UK and Japan.

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: Brazil
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